Sears had been making poor decision ever since they decided to get out of the catalog business. Just think if they'd kept the catalog until the internet. They'd be making the big bucks instead of Bezos. After all, Amazon does what Sears did with their catalog, just online instead of print.When I was young, craftsmen was the way to go for the average guy like me. I couldn’t afford Snap On or SK, so it was craftsmen. It’s a shame craftsmen went full blown China and the name was sold. It is now totally down the tubes. Seeing that piece bought back a lot of memories. I remember laying underneath my firist car in the snow changing a starter. Remember my dad using craftsmen. The CEO of sears basically bled the chain for his own gain and bankrupted an outfit that existed and served since the old west.
I hope it comes back and they can make a quality product at a reasonable price. I know it will be higher than China but maybe in the ballpark that people can afford.Sears had been making poor decision ever since they decided to get out of the catalog business. Just think if they'd kept the catalog until the internet. They'd be making the big bucks instead of Bezos. After all, Amazon does what Sears did with their catalog, just online instead of print.
The CEO isn't bleeding the company dry, either. More the other way around, he has invested in sears heavily. They needed cash and Craftsman ws one of the few assets that would generate quick cash. It is similar to when Iaccoca decided to sell off Chrysler's M1A1 Abrahams tank manufacturing to General Dynamics. They needed cash to stay alive.
Stanley acquired it. I've heard rumors they're going to return manufacturing to the USA.
You're singing to the choir, my friend.I got one of those Ace hardware specials a couple Christmas ago 250 pc or something, for my truck and the damn thing falls apart and sockets go everywhere if you don’t open it right side up. Why is everyone selling out to China. I won’t even bye another pair of Whites boots because I don’t want to pay China for them
We have stand downs for the Military Vets in town and they give away those kind of boots so since I also have a B width Size 7 1/2 foot I had a hard time over the years getting a good fit. I ended up buying USA Made Danner's and they fit my foot the best and were broke in from the day I bought them! I have all the boots your talking about.You'resingingtothechoir,myfriend.Ihavenarrowfeet,a"B"widthfoot.Formostofmylife,ithasbeenacursetofindnarrowwidthfootwear,itwasusuallyspecialorderandIpaidapremium.Now,thetableshavebeenturned.Narrowwidthmilitarybootsdon'tsellwell.SoIfindthemonebayatBARGAINprices.IjustpickedapairofwaterproofflightcrewbootswiththecomfyVibramsoles,apairofIntermediatecoldweatherboots,andtwopairsofun-insulatedwaterproofinfantryboots.Ididn'tpaymorethan50.00pair,includingshipping.They'reallfirstqualitymadeinUSAmilitaryissue.Ipickedacouplepairsofthe"MickeyMouse"winterbootsinanarrowwidthtwoyearsagoforlessthan$100apair.Itistheonlybootthatwillkeepmyfeetwarminwinter,asmyfeetsweatsomuch.Thewoolinsulationissandwichedbetweentheouterwaterproofjacketandasecondinnerwaterproofliner,sothewoolalwaysstaysdry.Atthesametime,Ipickedupapairofdesertwarfareboots,whicharemyfavoritesummertimebootastheykeepthesandoutandhaveventilatedpanels.They'vebecomemytypicalHarleyridingboots,ifitisn'tgoingtorain.They'rebynomeanswaterproof.